Shelby Elizabeth Hickman was born in January 1998. She has an unbalanced chromosome translocation between chromosomes 7 & 9. There is no documented name for her condition. From the beginning, her doctors have said “Wait and See.”
Shelby is non-verbal, non- ambulatory, has a severe hearing loss, and has a developmental age of 12 to 24 months. She is a social child with a contagious smile and a sweet spirit. She is an inspiration to all who know her.
She has struggled with mobility, finally learning to commando crawl around age 4. She can walk with assistance. The education program at Harris-Hillman Special Education School has helped Shelby learn to explore her environment, develop her motor skills and increase her communication skills.
The Shelby Hickman Golf Scramble & Auction
The golf tournament and auction was started in 2006 as a community service project for Old Hickory Country Club members. In 2007, Brandywine Women’s Club joined with OHCC to expand the fund raising effort. Since 2006, proceeds from The Shelby have provided funds to build two playgrounds, a large shade structure, a physical therapy room, purchase adaptive music equipment and adaptive bikes, and a new Snoozelen (multi-sensory room) is under construction. The Annual Shelby Golf Scramble, Auction, & Concert are scheduled for Fourth Friday in September at Old Hickory Country Club.